IS ‘MAY HIS SOUL R.I.P.’ A PRAYER?

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H.O. Ojewale

tomb  Does scripture support the very often said prayer to departed souls: “May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace?” Jesus taught, “When ye pray, say, ‘Our Father who art in heaven …’ ” Luke 11:2. Prayer, going by this instruction, is directed to an entity. And we know that a wise person will always enquire about a one he is about to have a dealing with. This means that in order to achieve a successful contact with an entity, knowledge of the entity, coupled with the dos and don’ts that are involved is crucial.
The reason why our prayers must be scripture based is that when Jesus taught them how to pray He specified whom the prayer should be directed. Later on, He told them, “Whatever you ask the Father in my name I will do it.” Jesus is the word of God. He is the code you need…

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Barbecued lamb with yoghurt, mint and cumin and caving in to commercial realism.

Hmmm

One Man's Meat

Lamb with yoghurt, mint and cumin (1 of 8)I entered the Irish Blog Awards, as most of you darling people know by now. While perusing the Blog Awards Ireland site and dreaming of the personal gratification and glory that could (might, may, may not, probably won’t, no chance sucker…) be bestowed on my humble blog, I noticed a Glenisk competition. Those who have read my rant on the subject of blog sponsorships / advertising might be forgiven for assuming (ass of u and me) that I did not approve of such things. Let’s get the record straight….

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Love

I wrote this about three years ago and suddenly found it in my archive of poems.

Love, how you marvel me with unending surprises
Brings me boundless joy, yet springs with crisis
Thy beauty like flowers that blossom showing forth it’s petals
Springing o’er the fields like bits of metals
Unto you my hands swing, unto you I cling
I pray thou anger shows no sting
For freely you go, yet men chase
Oh Love, we all seek thy face
We stay as captives cast under thy spell
Yea, we crave to leave thy pleasured cell
We hear tales; how men fall at thy presence
Bound by your enormous deeds and glorious essence
Many we’ve heard and more untold
How you melt hardened hearts, this mystery we wish to unfold

Nigeria Bomb Blast Kills at Least 14

TIME

A bomb blast in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday killed at least 14 and wounded 12.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit a television-viewing center for soccer matches, but the Islamic militant group Boko Haram is a prime suspect, Reuters reports.

The outfit, fighting for an Islamic state in Nigeria’s north, caused global outrage when it kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 14. Since then, a string of strikes have killed at least 500 civilians.

Last weekend saw a botched attempt by a suicide bomber to strike an open-air viewing of a soccer match in the central city of Jos, which was ravaged by a twin bomb explosion days before, killing 118.

Neighboring country Cameroon claimed on Sunday to have killed some 40 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the country’s far north.

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Brains and Beauty

ImageI stumbled on this pic while reading an article on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and surprisingly found connections between her and the great Icon, Chinua Achebe.

Adichie enrolled in medical school in Nigeria, but dropped out at age 19 to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia on a scholarship. She ended up graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in communication and political science.

Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university.(hmm, no wonder!)

After reading Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” Adichie was inspired by seeing her own life represented in the pages. She once said,

I realized that people who looked like me could live in books.

Adichie and her family even lived in a home in Nsukka that was once owned by Chinua Achebe, further strengthening the connection between the two Igbo literary legends.

Enough of history, now back to that lovely pic of hers. :)  I just find it amazing how she has  kept her private life from the public.
She is someone I’ve always looked up to; A perfect mixture of brains and beauty.

Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university. – See more at: http://afkinsider.com/55076/10-things-didnt-know-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/2/#sthash.0p8rETcj.dpuf
Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university. – See more at: http://afkinsider.com/55076/10-things-didnt-know-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/2/#sthash.0p8rETcj.dpuf
Adichie’s mother was the University of Nigeria’s first female registrar, serving as the head of the administrative section of the university. – See more at: http://afkinsider.com/55076/10-things-didnt-know-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/2/#sthash.0p8rETcj.dpuf